Verde River, AZ

US Forest Service

Verde River

The Verde River is one of  Arizona's only two Wild and Scenic Rivers , yet it remains relatively undiscovered as a recreational resource. That doesn't mean this clear desert stream has...[more]




Location: 50 miles south of Flagstaff on paved and gravel roads. Elevation is a warm 3,000 feet.

Access: Drive south 50 miles from Flagstaff on I-17 to Camp Verde and turn east on State Highway 260 (the General Crook Highway). Major river access points are at the White Bridge where State Highway 260 crosses the river east of Camp Verde, at Beasley Flats via FR 574 and FR 529, and near the Childs Power Plant via FR 708 and FR 502. The route into Childs is steep and winding. It can become very soft and slippery when wet.

Verde River Coridor Map: This map covers from Tapco to Beasley Flat, and Hwy 89A to Sedona. It shows river access points, parks, campgrounds, and major roads in the area.

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